Wali applies both transactional law and litigation skills to help clients resolve disagreements and complete a broad range of real estate deals, and assists businesses, particularly land developers and builders, in avoiding and navigating commercial disputes.
Wali has litigated cases in every court in Delaware, including federal, state and specialty courts and has a wealth of experience in real estate and construction-related matters. He has represented clients in a wide variety of cases including commercial landlord-tenant disputes, quiet title actions, real property partition actions, condemnation proceedings, real property foreclosures and sheriff’s sales, specific performance motions and construction defect cases. Wali also advises businesses on mitigating litigation risk.
Owners, developers and other real estate industry players rely on Wali to assist in negotiating real estate agreements, closing transactions, and obtaining required state and municipal construction approvals. In addition, Wali advises builders and contractors on construction law matters including contract drafting, project management and risk reduction.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to law school, Wali served as a federal caseworker for the Office of U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper, and was a former intern for the Attorneys General Office of Delaware.
During law school, Wali was a Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Law Fellow, a student attorney in the Rutgers Camden Children’s Justice Clinic, President of the Black Law Students’ Association, and Business Editor for the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy. Wali was selected for the school’s competitive Mock Trial Team in 2011, and was also a Finalist and Best Oralist in the 2012 Rutgers Camden Law School Hunter Moot Court Competition. Wali spent time studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa and Caen, France.
Wali also served as an extern for the Honorable Karen Williams of the District Court of New Jersey.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Wali is a strong believer in giving back, and dedicates considerable time to mentoring young men and aspiring lawyers from diverse backgrounds. He regularly represents juveniles in Family Court as a guardian ad litem, and serves on the organizing committee for the Delaware Bar Association’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Statewide Day of Service.
Honors & Awards
- Recipient of the Leadership Award from the Delaware State Bar Association Multicultural Judges & Lawyers’ Section (2020)
- Named a Black History Month Honoree by Delaware Technical Community College (2020)
- Recipient of the Christopher W. White Access to Justice Service Children Award (2019)
- Recipient of the Rutgers Law Recent Graduate Award (2016)
- Named an Emerging Leader in the Law by Manna Christian Fellowship Church (Wilmington, DE) (2014)